Airbnb profits prompted S.F. eviction, ex-tenant says
Tenant rights lawyer Joseph Tobener discusses the effects of Airbnb on San Francisco and its renters. Recognizing that this aspect of the sharing economy is so lucrative it is forcing out residents and driving up rents, Tobener criticizes Airbnb’s role in the lawsuit of one client from Russian Hill. Tobener reports receiving more than a dozen calls a week related to Airbnb issues, including people evicted in favor of Airbnb rentals; tenants evicted because they violated the terms of their leases by renting space to others on the service; and tenants unhappy with neighbors who are ‘bringing down the neighborhood’ by hosting short-term guests.
San Francisco Chronicle Jan. 22, 2014 by Carolyn Said